10/05/2023

10/05/2023

Pinedale Area

Pinedale Area

Fishing report

Fishing report

Eric with a brown trout near a cliff

Angler: Eric

Author: Micah Allen

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Outlook

October is here, which usually means volatile weather and aggressive browns, and so far, that’s how it has been. After the storms early this week, we look forward to nicer weather ahead, but the overall temperatures are dropping with the onset of a looming winter. Browns are excited to eat larger proteins like big nymphs and streamers, and other trout have moved in behind, ready to take advantage of the spawn.

Rivers

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Green River

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Flies to try

Chubby Chernobyl, Tung Tied, Cactus Wooly

The Green is still low, with float options dwindling, but fish are isolated and hungry. Deep-diving nymphs and streamers will likely be the flies to use, but you can get away with a dry dropper in some of the shallows.

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Flies to try

Chubby Chernobyl, Tung Tied, Cactus Wooly

New Fork River

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Flies to try

Swim Coach, Precious Metal, Kill-Whitey

The New Fork is low but higher than usual. This offers the ability to still have days with good numbers of fish as they haven’t been forced to migrate to bigger water yet. Big streamers tight to the bank and in deeper pockets is the best way to find the big browns.

CFS

Flies to try

Swim Coach, Precious Metal, Kill-Whitey

Seedskadee

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Flies to try

Juan’s Red Ale, Mid-weight Scud, HH Wooly Bugger

Below Fontenelle, the moss is still present, but not as big of an issue with a wave of cold weather. After this week, the moss problem will likely be a thing of the past. Midge and scud rigs dragging the bottom of long, deep holes will be productive in the coming days and weeks.

CFS

Flies to try

Juan’s Red Ale, Mid-weight Scud, HH Wooly Bugger

Bighorn River

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Flies to try

Para-BWO, Film Critic PMD, Yeti Hopper

Hopper fishing is slowing down but still good, and as usual, streamer fishing is great for bigger fish. Small dries are still coming off, too. BWO’s and PMD’s have some life left in them, but cooler weather is on the horizon.

CFS

Flies to try

Para-BWO, Film Critic PMD, Yeti Hopper

Author: Micah Allen

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